Biomechanical evaluation of a personalized external aortic root support applied in the Ross procedure.

Abstract

A commonly heard concern in the Ross procedure, where a diseased aortic valve is replaced by the patient's own pulmonary valve, is the possibility of pulmonary autograft dilatation. We performed a biomechanical investigation of the use of a personalized external aortic root support or exostent as a possibility for supporting the autograft. In ten sheep a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.11.018

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